Who is Black Mama Vegan?

Well, the name in short speaks for itself...I’m black, a mama and vegan! Ha! In reality, I am a wife and mother to four wonderful children. By “trade” I am a lactation consultant (IBCLC) and also hold a Master’s degree in Health and Wellness Counseling. I thoroughly enjoy working with people and helping others. This vegan journey is still new for me but one of the best decisions I ever could have made and I love sharing my story.

The name Black Mama Vegan speaks volumes in that if you identify with any of those words I have a connection with you. There is pressure on every side of each of those words with the pressure to be “perfect” to be “the best” to be “at the top”. Quite honestly, we ALL struggle and there is nothing wrong with it...along this journey of being black, being a mom and being vegan I have learned a LOT. One, you will never live up to anyone else’s expectations so stop trying! Ha! Make a decision and move forward...Two, YOU have the authority over your life daily. Meditate and pray for a clear focused mind and execute! Spending too much time pondering over decisions will drive you crazy and will put a hold on your progress.

Did I ever think I would be here...A mom of four, living this lifestyle?! Absolutely NOT!!! As I get older and watch my children grow it amazes me the amount of influence that we have on our children. They watch your EVERY MOVE! It is important for me to teach my children how to become kind human beings that care about themselves, others and our environment. One of the most important decisions you make in life everyday is what goes in your mouth. Think about it, and make it a good one.